Students of the University of Ghana have set three days to seek the face of God in prayer and with fasting for the university community and the country at large.
The fasting and prayer period starts from Friday May 15 to Sunday May 17, 2020.
The activity is being held by the Students Representative Council in collaboration with the University Christian Fellowship and the Ghana Muslims Students Association – Legon.
The students have urged Ghanaians and other members of the University community to join them in prayer.
As Ghana continues in fight against the novel coronavirus, religious leaders have, over the period, announced periods of prayer and fasting to intercede for the country.
In April, Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Paul Boafo, declared that churches in the country were entering into a period of fasting and prayer over the coronavirus situation in the country.
He said that the exercise was part of the church’s support to the government in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Before that, President Nana Akufo-Addo declared a national day of prayer and fasting, which was duly observed on Wednesday, March 25 for Christians and March 26 for Muslims.
Coronavirus situation in Ghana
The country, as of Thursday May 14, 2020, has recorded 5,530 positive cases of the virus with 674 recoveries and 24 deaths.
The spike in cases recorded, according to the government, is a result of the enhanced contact tracing and testing measures it had introduced.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com